2. Some physical techniques for studying polymers;
3. Molecular sizes and shapes and ordered structures;
4. Regular chains and crystallinity;
5. Morphology and motion;
6. mechanical properties I - time-independent elasticity;
7. Mechanical properties II - linear viscoelasticity;
8. Yield and fracture of polymers;
9. Electrical and optical properties;
10. Oriented polymers I - production and characterisation;
11. Oriented polymers II - models and properties;
12. Polymer blends, copolymers, and liquid crystal polymers; Appendix: Cartesian tensors; Solutions to problems; Index.
David Bower received his D. Phil from the University of Oxford in 1964. In 1990 he became a Reader in the Department of Physics at the University of Leeds, retiring from this position in 1995.